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Bug 160666 - Serial Mouse not working
Summary: Serial Mouse not working
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-mouse
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Paul Nasrat
QA Contact:
URL: Serial Mouse not working
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-16 14:27 UTC by Samvinesh Christopher
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-09-14 22:29:45 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Output of cat /proc/bus/input/devices before modprobe sermouse; inputattach -bare /dev/ttyS0 --daemon (deleted)
2005-07-01 02:38 UTC, Agustin Barto
no flags Details
Output of cat /proc/bus/input/devices after modprobe sermouse; inputattach -bare /dev/ttyS0 --daemon (deleted)
2005-07-01 02:38 UTC, Agustin Barto
no flags Details

Description Samvinesh Christopher 2005-06-16 14:27:59 UTC
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Description of problem:
New Fedore Core 4 Installed. Serial Mouse not working.
PS/2 mouse works fine.

In the same machine, with FC3, it works fine.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC4 with PS/2 Mouse
2. Shudown, replace PS/2 mouse with serial mouse

Actual Results:  serial mouse does not work.

Expected Results:  serial mouse should have worked

Additional info:

When the kernel boots ttyS0 and ttyS1 messages are displayed twice 
by the serial driver.

Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2005-06-27 20:20:04 UTC
Based on a quick examination of kudzu and system-config-mouse, I can't see any
changes that would break a serial mouse.

Comment 2 Agustin Barto 2005-07-01 02:38:02 UTC
Created attachment 116216 [details]
Output of cat /proc/bus/input/devices before modprobe sermouse; inputattach -bare /dev/ttyS0 --daemon

Comment 3 Agustin Barto 2005-07-01 02:38:59 UTC
Created attachment 116217 [details]
Output of cat /proc/bus/input/devices after modprobe sermouse; inputattach -bare /dev/ttyS0 --daemon

Comment 4 Agustin Barto 2005-07-01 02:43:55 UTC
I got my Microsoft Serial Mouse working with gpm and adding the following
lines to my rc.local:

/sbin/modprobe sermouse
/usr/sbin/inputattach -bare /dev/ttyS0 --daemon

and modifying the configuration files to use /dev/input/mouse1 (instead of
/dev/input/mice). The idea came after examining the output of
/proc/bus/input/devices during the many tests I did.

I attached the output before and after calling the lines of above. I hope gives
someone an idea on were the problem is.

Comment 5 Samvinesh Christopher 2005-07-06 12:58:53 UTC
No need to change the rc.local.
Changing the DEVICE line alone in /etc/sysconfig/mouse with /dev/ttyS0 
worked for me.

Comment 6 Agustin Barto 2005-07-12 15:21:20 UTC
That only works AFTER you run gpm. The gpm rc script does basically the same as
I did. The computer with the problem doesn't have much ram so I can't have
useless daemons wasting memory.

Comment 7 Lúcio Fernando Diniz Cardoso 2005-08-13 18:26:16 UTC
I think FC4 is worst than FC3, I have many issues with this release that I
hadn't with FC3 (XP dual boot installation, sound and serial mouse among others).

Comment 8 Paul Nasrat 2005-09-14 22:29:45 UTC
Serial mice are not supported during install time with anaconda and for FC5
system-config-mouse is going away.

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